The Land List -- Instant Links
NOTE: No endorsement is made of companies, products, or services that may
be mentioned or offered on the following sites. These links are for
informational purposes only. If you know of a useful site related to
instant photography that you'd like to share, let me know!
Polaroid Camera Information
Image Manipulation and other Polaroid Art
- Polaroid Corporation:
- Polaroid Corporation - Japan:
Polaroid products for the Japanese market-- at any given time, some
may be quite different from current USA products. NOTE: Keep in mind
this site is presented almost entirely in Japanese.
- Polaroid Corporation - UK:
Polaroid products for the United Kingdom and European market.
- The Hacker's Guide to the SX-70:
A wealth of information about folding SX-70 cameras including repair and disasembly tips.
- Ken's Polaroid Info Page:
Even more Polaroid-related links can be found here.
- Jim's Polaroid Camera Collection: Here's a fun site about Polaroid pack cameras.
- Edtberger Franz / Polaroid:
Edtberger Franz has an amazingly comprehensive collection of Polaroid cameras,
especially regarding imprint/variant models. [As mentioned on my Credits page, Franz's camera "catalog" has been of great help in
expanding the coverage of International-market Polaroid cameras on my
- Polaroid Picture Roll Cameras:
David Prakel shares some photos of his collection of Polaroid rollfilm cameras and accessories.
Archive: Polaroid Dealer Announcement (1964):
The fine folks at archive.org
have been providing free downloadable copies of old educational and ephemeral
films over the 'net for years. Among their more recent additions is
this old Polaroid dealer sales film. The film illustrates some marketing
and sales techniques used by various Polaroid dealers in the early years
of the Polaroid packfilm camera era. Like most movies on archive.org,
this one can be downloaded
in a choice of formats, including VCD (MPEG-1) and MPEG-2.
Polaroid Camera Modifications and Service
- pola pro:
A site dedicated to the art of instant photography in all forms, from
Polaroid film to photo booths to even the Fisher Price Creative Effects camera.
- Mark-Steffen Göwecke - Polaroids:
An on-line gallery of an ongoing 'photo essay' project. It involves a rather
novel use of photography to tell a story-- in a way that would be difficult to
perform in any medium other than instant film.
- Polaroid Transfer Photography & SX-70 Manipulations:
A gallery of Polaroid transfers and photomanipulations by Kathleen Carr, many
of which are available for sale on her site as limited-edition prints.
Kathleen has also written a book (titled Polaroid Manipulations) which
is published by Amphoto Books and available through various book retailers
(or directly through her site). [ED NOTE: I've seen this book, and
it appears to be very comprehensive in terms of technique/technical coverage,
and offers some fine examples of Polaroid transfers and manipulations.
...and I'd even be saying that even if it weren't for the fact that she
gave my website a mention in her book! :-) --MK].
- Hand-Altered Polaroid Photographs:
Cynthia Davis's gallery of SX-70 manipulations, many of which are available
for sale as prints in a wide variety of sizes.
- Polaroid Work -- Create:
Polaroid's own instructional pages about the world of
image/emulsion transfers, SX-70 image manipulation, and other creative
uses for instant film. [NOTE: Polaroid has re-organized these pages into
a framed environment which complicates making outside links. If this link
and follow the Create --> Create a Great Picture menu selections.]
- Littman Photography -- 45 Single:
A new hand-held multipurpose 4x5 camera called
the "45 Single" based on the 110A/B Pathfinder chassis.
The unusual thing about this particular camera is that it has a
modified back and focus assembly to provide full-frame 4x5 images.
- Razzledog's Camera Conversion
Dean Jones offers several types of custom Polaroid modification services,
including a rather nice-looking 120 film conversion for Pathfinder cameras.
While I cannot vouch for the conversion personally
(having never seen one in person), it appears to be designed and machined
- Eastcamtech - Polaroid
Here's another Polaroid conversion shop. They not only offer the usual
Pathfinder-with-a-packfilm-back types of conversion, but also the
folding-pack-camera-with-a-Pathfinder-lens style as well.
- Conversion of a Vintage Polaroid
Perhaps you've seen some of the Polaroid camera conversions described on
(or linked from) this site, but wanted some more suggestions about
how you might try to tackle the job yourself..? Check out this interesting site which
offers some very detailed step-by-step instructions regarding one person's
Polaroid conversion projects.
Obsolete Links / No Longer in Business ?
An online camera price guide resource.
- Meggaflash Technologies:
A new manufacturer of flashbulbs in this day and age? Believe it!
- Cress Photo:
This dealer specializes in flashbulbs and related equipment. Their
prices are quite high (especially for common bulb types), but they
do stock a pretty surprising selection of flashbulbs-- including such
unusual variants as #5R (infrared version of #5) and #6 (focal-plane
version of #5), as well as European flashbulb types not generally
found in the USA.
This great source of information about products of the various incarnations
of the late Graflex corporation might be a useful starting point for
those interested in using an old press camera for Polaroid work.
- Four Designs Co.:
Four Designs had long been perhaps the most well-known Polaroid
conversion service company. However, while the company does seem to still be
in business, they have since changed their product/service offerings, and
they no longer offer Polaroid camera products or conversions.
- Graphic Center:
A once-major retailer of used/refurbished Polaroid cameras and accessories,
especially for business and industrial markets. Probably went out of business
- NPC Corporation:
Had been manufacturing Polaroid film backs for a variety of medium format
and 35mm cameras, and, as of around the year 2000, had been producing a
new Polaroid folding pack camera loosely based on the old Model 195 design.
They had a web site at www.npcphoto.com, but the domain name now appears
to be owned by an unrelated party; link has been removed.
Last updated 08/04/2008
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